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, barack obama! thank you! god bless you. god bless america! >> first lady michelle obama. savannah and i have relocated to the floor. savannah, that was personal, that was emotional, this crowd was silent. they love her. one of the political writers today said her job was to make the country fall in love with her husband all over again. >> telling this deeply personal story about how much she loves her husband she is trying to remind voters why they like her husband. in 2008, nicknamed her the closer. when she went to the stop, she would close the sale. here tonight she has a task as the opener. >> we have heard from the first lady here tonight. you will hear from savannah tomorrow morning on "today." and we hope you will join us tomorrow evening on "nbc nightly news." another day here at the democratic convention in charlotte. those of you in the east and midwest, your late local news begins now. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. for savannah guthrie, our team, i'm brian williams, nbc news. leading news station this is news 4 at 11:00. >>> an olympic figure skater thrown in jail on
romney and first lady michelle obama, they made campaign stops in the battleground state of virginia today. romney in fairfax, the first lady two stops in richmond and fredericksburg. that's where we find julie carey tonight, following both campaigns. hey, julie. >> reporter: hey there. they're breaking things down here. about 30 minutes ago this gym was packed with supporters as michelle obama wrapped up an energy rally here. at the competing rallies today, sorrow over the losses in libya, and a reminder yet again that northern virginia could decide this election. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax, and the gop presidential candidate began by acknowledging the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the deaths of four diplomats there. >> we're in mourning. we've lost four of our diplomats across the world. we're thinking about their families, and those that they've left behind. >> reporter: five hours later at the university of mary washington, michelle obama made her second virg
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
. >> dramatic action on a national scale is what the delegates are hoping for tomorrow. first lady michelle obama was out here getting acquainted with the podium. they are hoping that her speech will be lighting a spark. >> thank you tom and jim. >>> mitt romney spent the labor day holiday at his lake house in new hampshire. but he did not let up on criticizing the state of the economy. he said today is another day of worrying when the next paycheck will come. paul ryan stumped in the same state where the dnc kicks off tomorrow and rejected the assertion that the country is better off now than four years ago. he told a crowd that jimmy carter's highly criticized presidency in the '70s looked good compared to the obama administration. he starts a fundraising trim tomorrow. >>> tomorrow is terrible traffic tuesday, the day when people head back to work from the holiday and students across northern virginia go back to school. shomari stone is live with more. >> reporter: jim, as you know, d.c. drivers spend the most time sitting in traffic than any other city in the nation. combine that with t
to politicize the attacks. >>> virginia is decision 2012 central today. michelle obama will be in the commonwealth speaking to people in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg. there she will speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. >>> the president is setting his sights over winning over some votes in the western swing state. president obama arrived in aurora, colorado, overnight after a campaign speech in las vegas. later today he will speak at a grass roots rally in golden, colorado. golden is located in jefferson county, which helped the president to win in 2008, but was previously considered a red county. that is making it a popular battleground with both mitt romney and paul ryan having visited in recent weeks. >>> today we will learn just how long the federal reserve expects interest rates to remain at record lows. fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference this afternoon after two days of meetings by the reserve's open market committee. he's expected to announce
most anticipated first lady michelle obama. yesterday in an interview she talked about what she is going to talk about tonight and she also is reaching out to younger voters. >> we have a president who has a vision for this country to make sure that every american, regardless of who they are or what they look like or who they love, that they have a fair shot at the american dream. voting is -- it's how this country runs. and it's our responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> reporter: mrs. obama will close out tonight's session. she'll go on at about 10:35 or so. earlier today, members of the dc delegation proved once again that they just can't catch a break. tom sherwood is here now to tell us more about that. tom? >> jim, there are all kinds of protests out on the streets here. but the dc vote event, it kind of fizzled. >> reporter: there were authorized anti-abortion protesters. >> born to be without jesus. >> reporter: and salvation preachers. protesters assailing economic and political injustice. that latte
michelle obama, just about an hour ago, was on the podium behind me here practicing for her speech tomorrow. president obama and the vice president were out today campaigning on this labor day. meanwhile, the romney/ryan ticket is trying to stay in the spotlight as much as it can. in the meantime there's a new gallup poll out that does not hold good news for the romney/ryan camp in terms of things that usually happen after a convention. we are going to have much more on charlotte coming up in just a few minutes. tom sherwood is here with a report. doreen, right now, back to you and jim. >> thank you, vance. on to our weather now. we are keeping an eye on more storms moving our way. >> wet enough for you? >> enough already. >> storm team four meteorologist doug kammerkammerer here with t honest is getting the rain. doug? >> the areas up to the north and east, philadelphia, down to the to the south, as jim mentioned, parts of the carolinas. for us, 83 out there we have doned a little bit of a bullet out there on this labor day. heat index, 88, a very humid afternoon. going to continue to see
. meanwhile, michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today. the first lady is scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention. she's expected to speak wednesday to the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend 100 chon that honors elected officials who are gay, lesbian, or transgendered. >>> virginia delegates are getting the royal treatment. they have prime seats on the floor of the time warner arena for the event. it's just another reminder of how crucial the exxcommon wealts this election year. >> we are key battleground states so we can receive aggregate deal of t attention. >> delegates from the district and maryland, both heavily democratic, aren't so lucky. their seats are in the back of the arena. >>> the time is 5:06. new concerns about the spread aft west nile virus. >>> forget the coffee, the new energy drink one fast food chain is rolling out to help you get going in the morning. >>> plus, the unexpected discovery that washed out some people's holiday beach plans. >>> a bit of a break from the downpours but your holiday plans can still get soaked. >>> taco bell is
also getting a once in a lifetime chance to watch a political convention. first lady michelle obama talked to brian williams about the balancing act between school and politics. >> you know, being a a convention is a once in a lifetime thing. they have an opportunity to have a front-row seat. so at times like that, you think, when you get home, try to get some homework done, we're going to go to bed as early as possible tonight, and then it's up and out. this is malia's first week in high school. she doesn't want to miss a lot of classes. she said i would much rather get up and get back to school and get to my last two classes on friday. i like that in her. >> malia is starting high school this year at sidwell friends school? northwest d.c. >>> the girls will no doubt be watching their father take the case for a second term. he'll do it inside the arena. the bad weather doesn't stop jim vance from finding good barbecue. he has one of the best joints around. >> hi, doreen. you come to charlotte, north carolina, you do one or two things o. both. or have to find some barbecue. the trac
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: people still talking about mrs. obama's speech here. and speaking of here, we are inside the arena because, of course, all of today's events have been moved here after the threat of thunderstorms. they moved it from that open-air stadium a few blocks away. the problem is, thousands, tens of thousands of people had tickets to see the president and won't be able to fit in this arena. it's just a lot smaller, so lots of disappointed people, some of them volunteers who worked extra hours to get those tickets. aaron? >> all right, tracie potts live for us in charlotte. thank you. >>> democrats are also rallying behind sandra fluke, the women's rights activist and recent georgetown law school graduate who also spoke at the dnc last night. she warned the crowd about what this country would be like if mitt romney wins the election. >> an america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. an america in which politicians redefine rape and victims are victim
michelle obama was going to be really good. you knew bill clinton was going to be really good and you knew president obama was going to be really good. so he was speaking in an early part of the convention and he was not there to sort of do anything other than cheer lead for the president. and that can be a little difficult and if you misstep it you'll get hammered by it. i want to set that as a context. now, the speeches are not necessarily about substance. they are trying to rally the crowd and get people energized. the fact that people are criticizing that speech for not having very much substance is not a big deal to me. he has to overcome that. convention speeches can hurt your reputation as we saw with bill clinton back in '88. but of course you can overcome that as well. >> yes, jerry? >> i think a lot of people have criticism of o'malley about his speech. they say it was short, without substance and all of that. i have to agree with my colleague mike here because he was put in a tough situation. look who he followed the governor of massachusetts who hit a home run twice. you know?
. here you have michelle obama, the mayor of san antonio, texas, the keynoter. hispanic, to try to reaffirm the support he has among hispanics. the vice president and president. i think this is a little bit more about messaging. it's more about some of the core attacks that they'll make against governor romney. >> what does president obama have to do this convention? >> his own records leaves a lot of americans wanting. the reason this is a dead even race, the reason that governor romney is in this thing is because the economy is in the state it is. people feel like after four years things are as bad or worse than they were when president obama came into office. that not the fulfillment of the promise that he had when he ascended to the presidency. he has to deal with that disappointment out there. >> but you talked on something when you talked about the latino vote. it was obvious watching the republican national convention you had suzanne martinez, who spoke in both english and spanish, who is such a diamond in the rough and then you had romney's son who gave his entire speech
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